Bangor, ME, United States
Bangor, ME, United States

Husson University is a private university located in Bangor, Maine, offering undergraduate and graduate degrees. Enrollment for the 2009-2010 academic year was over 3,500 students, with approximately 600 in graduate programs.Husson University is one of three universities in the Bangor area . With campuses in Westbrook and Presque Isle, it has the largest physical footprint of any private university in the state. Wikipedia.


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News Article | February 23, 2017
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Husson University’s College of Business has signed a 3+3 articulation agreement with the University of Maine School of Law. Under this agreement, students who study for three years at Husson University can then apply for admission to Maine Law’s three-year Juris Doctor (JD) program. Students who complete one year of Maine Law’s JD program will satisfy the remaining requirements for a bachelor’s degree from Husson University. “This is an outstanding opportunity for students interested in furthering their legal education,” said Husson University College of Business Dean Marie Hansen, Ph.D. “Creating this agreement smoothes the transfer of credit process from Husson to Maine Law. We are pleased to be working closely with Maine Law to help ease the transition to law school.” “Maine Law is excited to offer this opportunity to students who are clear about their career goals,” said Caroline Wilshusen, Associate Dean for Admissions at Maine Law. “Maine Law sees this as an opportunity to encourage students throughout Maine to consider a law degree as a path towards leadership and service in their local communities.” Since the new 3+3 agreement was initiated, three students from Husson University have been accepted to Maine Law. The first was Chelsea Broomhall from Saco, Maine. She is currently a junior at Husson University pursuing a Bachelor of Science in legal studies – pre-law degree with a paralegal certificate. Broomhall was recently named to Husson University’s Dean’s List. “I’ve always known that I wanted to go to law school and become an attorney,” says Broomhall. “I started at Husson because I was able to transfer nine credits from Biddeford Regional Center for Technology. That was almost a semester’s worth of classes.” “Participating in the 3+3 program allows me to save a year’s worth of tuition and get into my chosen career field faster,” concluded Broomhall. “I am pleased that the University of Maine School of Law is reaching prospective law students like Chelsea Broomhall,” stated Dean Danielle Conway. “This program was made possible through collaborations with fine institutions like Husson University. I am also thrilled that Ms. Broomhall has taken full advantage of Maine Law's Pre-Law Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS) Program to sharpen her resolve to one day become a lawyer in Maine.” In assessing the significance of this agreement, Margaret Campbell, assistant professor at the School of Legal Studies at Husson University’s College of Business said, “I was a graduate of Maine Law and wish there had been an opportunity like this when I was going to school. As a result of this articulation agreement, students interested in earning a law degree get a great education and save money; both schools increase enrollments, and our state gets quality lawyers who can serve the needs of the public, particularly in underserved areas of the state. Everyone wins.” The University of Maine School of Law, located in the coastal city of Portland, Maine, is a small school with a regional impact and a global reach. As Maine’s public and only law school, Maine Law prepares graduates for careers as leaders inside and outside the traditional legal profession. Maine Law is a community of individuals who are invested in learning and serving, and are diverse in their backgrounds, professional experiences, and interests. Their graduates are prepared on every level for success in fields including law, business, government, and public service. Learn more at mainelaw.maine.edu. For more than 100 years, Husson University has prepared future leaders to handle the challenges of tomorrow through innovative undergraduate and graduate degrees. With a commitment to delivering affordable classroom, online and experiential learning opportunities, Husson University has come to represent superior value in higher education. Our Bangor campus and off-campus satellite education centers in Southern Maine, Wells, and Northern Maine provide advanced knowledge in business; health and education; pharmacy studies; science and humanities; as well as communication. In addition, Husson University has a robust adult learning program. For more information about educational opportunities that can lead to personal and professional success, visit Husson.edu.


News Article | March 1, 2017
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Two managers from Poland Spring will speak at a luncheon at Husson University’s Richard E. Dyke Center for Family Business on Wednesday, March 1 from 11:30am-1:30pm. The presenters are Heather Printup, community relations manager and Thomas Brennan, natural resources manager. Printup will talk about her career. She’ll also talk about how Poland Spring was able to become the top selling water brand in the country. Brennan will offer insights into the company’s search for new sources of spring water. Both Printup and Brennan will be available to answer questions. The luncheon is free and open to the public. “We are honored to have two successful Poland Spring leaders on our campus,” said Nancy Roberts, an instructor at Husson University’s New England School of Communications. “This is a unique opportunity for students and the community to learn more about the career and communications issues that affect professionals at major companies like Poland Spring.” Printup has been a Maine resident her entire life. She has worked for Poland Spring for 16 years and got her start working in the Poland Spring Museum when she was 19 years old. As a part of her role as community relations manager, Printup oversees initiatives such as the Poland Spring Good Science Scholarship program, community appreciation days, environmental education programs, and community partnerships. Poland Spring just announced a $50 million bottling expansion that eventually will employ 80 people. A part of Nestlé Waters North America, Poland Spring operates three Maine bottling plants in Poland, Kingfield, and Hollis. The company bottled close to 821 million gallons of water last year and employed over 800 Mainers in 2016, making it one of the top private employers in Maine. “This event is another demonstration of Husson University’s commitment to working with Maine’s businesses,” said Dr. Marie Hansen, dean of Husson University’s College of Business. “Representatives from organizations who are willing to share their insights and experience with the next generation of leaders are regularly featured at Husson. Our students get to learn first-hand, from experienced professionals, what they’ll need to be fully prepared to enter the workforce. It’s part of what makes a Husson education different from programs at other colleges and universities.” This event is organized by Husson University’s College of Business and the Public Relations Student Society of America Chapter (PRSSA). PRSSA is a national organization for students interested in public relations, marketing, and communications. PRSSA allows students to learn and apply networking skills, attend regional conferences, and acquire leadership skills. For more information or to attend the luncheon, please call the Richard E. Dyke Center for Family Business at 207-973-1053 or email Caroline Snow at cfb(at)husson(dot)edu. For more than 100 years, Husson University has prepared future leaders to handle the challenges of tomorrow through innovative undergraduate and graduate degrees. With a commitment to delivering affordable classroom, online and experiential learning opportunities, Husson University has come to represent superior value in higher education. Our Bangor campus and off-campus satellite education centers in Southern Maine, Wells, and Northern Maine provide advanced knowledge in business; health and education; pharmacy studies; science and humanities; as well as communication. In addition, Husson University has a robust adult learning program. For more information about educational opportunities that can lead to personal and professional success, visit Husson.edu.


News Article | November 23, 2016
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Husson University announced today that WHSN 89.3 FM took first place at the College Media Association’s Pinnacle Awards. This prestigious national collegiate media organization recognized the station’s 2015 live broadcast of Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Premature Burial” as the Best Radio Talk/Entertainment Show of the Year. “Our students and faculty are what make the annual “Tales of Mystery and Imagination” broadcast so successful,” says Mark Nason, manager of communications and internships at Husson University’s New England School of Communications (NESCom). “This award stands as a testament to the quality learning experience we make available to our students. With modern broadcast equipment and knowledgeable, experienced faculty members, NESCom’s radio production program is regarded by many as the best in Maine.” The College Media Association’s (CMA) Pinnacle Awards honor the best college media organizations and individual work. The contest is open to student work produced by any college media organization during an academic year. The awards, presented at the Fall National College Media Convention, recognize achievements by college TV and radio stations, online media outlets, magazines, newspapers and yearbooks. In winning this first place award, WHSN 89.3 FM prevailed over similar programs at much larger universities. Second place went to West Virginia University’s (WVU) “Moose in the Morning.” The Fall 2015 enrollment at WVU’s main campus is 28,776. Fall 2015 WVU System enrollment is 31,514. Third place went to WZIS-FM at Indiana State University (ISU). Total enrollment at ISU during the fall of 2015 was 13,584 students. Husson University, by comparison, is much smaller. Fall 2015 enrollment at Husson was 3,420 students. Husson continues to grow. In Fall 2016, Husson University enrollment was 3,682. “Our radio program is just as good, if not better, than those at larger colleges and universities,” continued Nason. “The individual attention NESCom students get as part of their education is one of the reasons why so many of our graduates go on to achieve career success after graduation.” The live radio broadcast of Poe’s “The Premature Burial” was performed as a live 1940’s-style radio drama from the stage of the Gracie Theatre. It featured a cast of Husson University students and local area residents. Members of the audience got to see everything that goes into the creation of a live radio drama – including the terrifying sound effects. “The Premature Burial” by Edgar Allan Poe is about a man who randomly falls into a death-like trance. As a result of this condition, he’s afraid that he’ll be mistakenly declared dead and subsequently buried alive. He becomes obsessed by this fear. To protect himself, he refuses to leave his home and builds an elaborate burial chamber with equipment that will allow him to signal for help in case he finds himself entombed accidentally. Then, one day, he awakens in pitch darkness in a confined area. Despite his precautions, was he buried alive? In past years, “Tales of Mystery and Imagination” has received accolades and recognition from a variety of organizations. Recognition for past productions includes: “The Cask of Amontillado” 2011 – Broadcast Education Association (BEA) Festival of Media Arts - Honorable Mention Student Audio Comedy or Drama category “The Fall of the House of Usher” 2012 - BEA Festival of Media Arts - First Place Student Audio Comedy or Drama category 2013 - College Media Association Pinnacle Awards - Finalist - Best Radio Talk/Entertainment Program “The Masque of the Red Death” and “The Pit and the Pendulum” 2013 - Maine Association of Broadcasters - Second Place Locally Produced Program category “The Murders in the Rue Morgue” 2014 - College Media Association Pinnacle Awards - First Place - Best Radio Talk/Entertainment Program 2014 - BEA Festival of Media Arts - First Place Student Audio Comedy or Drama category 2014 – College Broadcasters, Inc. (CBI) National Student Production Awards - Finalist Best Special Broadcast 2014 - Maine Association of Broadcasters -Third Place Locally Produced Program category In reflecting on the success of the live radio show, Husson University Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Dr. Lynne Coy-Ogan remarked, “Members of the public and our campus community who attend these live broadcast have seen, first hand, why the New England School of Communications at Husson University is regarded as one of the region’s leading educators of media professionals. The professional quality of our students and the broadcast is impressive.” Completed in October of 2009, the Gracie Theatre is Husson University's center for the fine and performing arts. This beautiful new 500-seat theatre is quickly earning a reputation as one of Maine’s premier performance venues. In addition, The Gracie also serves as a learning platform for students from the New England School of Communications in digital audio, sound mixing, set design and construction, lighting, acting and electronics. For more information, visit GracieTheatre.com The New England School of Communications (NESCom) at Husson University offers Bachelor of Science degrees in communications technology, mass communications, and entertainment production. Within these degrees, students may choose from concentrations in audio engineering, live sound technology, video production, web media, entertainment production, journalism, marketing communications, radio broadcasting, and sports journalism. NESCom specializes in communications and provides students with a hands-on experience that gives them the education and skills needed for today's job market. For more than 100 years, Husson University has prepared future leaders to handle the challenges of tomorrow through innovative undergraduate and graduate degrees. With a commitment to delivering affordable classroom, online and experiential learning opportunities, Husson University has come to represent superior value in higher education. Our Bangor campus and off-campus satellite education centers in Southern Maine, Wells and Northern Maine provide advanced knowledge in business; health and education; pharmacy studies, science and humanities; as well as communication. In addition, Husson University has a robust adult learning program. For more information about educational opportunities that can lead to personal and professional success, visit Husson.edu.


News Article | March 2, 2017
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Husson University’s Richard E. Dyke Center for Family Business will be the site of a Code.org workshop for school principals, assistant principals, and superintendents on March 2, 2017 from 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Educate Maine’s Project>Login and the Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance (MMSA) are sponsoring the workshop. This educational event will provide administrators with the opportunity to learn more about the Code.org Regional Partnership programming for teachers. Those in attendance will also learn about how schools can take advantage of free computer science training as part of teacher professional development initiatives. “We know that if students take a computer science course in high school they are six times as likely to major in a computer science-related field,” said Dr. Jason Judd, program Director for Educate Maine’s Project>Login. “This session will help school administrators better appreciate the value of computer science and provide them with the resources they need to implement a computer science program in their schools.” “We also want principals to know how Husson can serve as a resource and how their students can benefit from a variety of computer science/information technology-related programs at the University,” said Judd. A variety of principals, assistant principals, and superintendents from area schools will be attending this event. Included will be representatives from: The Code.org facilitators leading this event are experienced computer science educators. They will help attendees embrace and teach the Code.org curriculum. Husson University has a long-standing relationship with Code.org. The University has been an active participant in the organization’s Hour of Code event. This one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify "code," has consistently demonstrated that anyone can learn the basics and broaden their participation in the field of information technology. Hour of Code has since become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science. Over 400 partners and 200,000 educators worldwide support this grassroots campaign. This past December, students from Hermon High School visited Husson University in order to participate in Hour of Code activities. Husson’s support of the upcoming workshop for school principals builds on the university’s relationship with Code.org and supports the college’s mission to help prepare students for career success. Educate Maine is a business-led education advocacy organization whose mission is to champion college and career readiness and increased education attainment. Project>Login, a program of Educate Maine, strives to increase the number of individuals in Maine interested in technology careers through K-12 computer science initiatives, collaboration with higher education providers, and by working with Maine’s employers. For more information, please visit ProjectLogin.com. The Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance (MMSA) was established in 1992 as a 501(c)3 not for profit organization. The MMSA supports science and mathematics in Maine and across the country through its programs, staff, fee for service, a diverse portfolio of grant-funded projects in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education, and policy support. Launched in 2013, Code.org® is a non-profit dedicated to expanding participation in computer science by making it available in more schools, and increasing participation by women and underrepresented students of color. Our vision is that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science. We believe computer science and computer programming should be part of the core curriculum in education, alongside other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) courses, such as biology, physics, chemistry, and algebra. For more than 100 years, Husson University has prepared future leaders to handle the challenges of tomorrow through innovative undergraduate and graduate degrees. With a commitment to delivering affordable classroom, online and experiential learning opportunities, Husson University has come to represent superior value in higher education. Our Bangor campus and off-campus satellite education centers in Southern Maine, Wells, and Northern Maine provide advanced knowledge in business; health and education; pharmacy studies, science and humanities; as well as communication. In addition, Husson University has a robust adult learning program. For more information about educational opportunities that can lead to personal and professional success, visit Husson.edu.


News Article | February 15, 2017
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As citizens of a democracy, Americans seem to face a series of intractable problems associated with environmental sustainability. One of the major obstacles to implementing solutions is deep partisan and ideological divisiveness. We can’t seem to agree on what constitutes “the right thing to do.” This year, Husson University’s Ethics Symposium will examine this issue as part of a presentation by Dr. Steven A. Fesmire, professor of philosophy and environmental studies at Green Mountain College in Vermont. His lecture, “Rescuing Democracy from Moral Fundamentalism: How Moral Certainty is a Roadblock to Sustainability,” will take place at the Gracie Theatre on Monday, February 6, 2017 from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. The presentation is free and open to the public. “Dr. Fesmire is a great example of a long line of American pragmatic thinkers going back to William James and John Dewey,” said Cliff Guthrie, Ph.D., a professor of ethics and humanities at Husson University’s College of Science and Humanities. “Like these other thinkers, he argues that we should view our moral disagreements more like practical everyday problems, and that Americans are great at using their imaginations to come up with new solutions to practical problems.” The lecture will focus on the challenges created in democratic societies by moral fundamentalism – a disposition to believe that there is only one right way to think about and solve moral or political problems. Fesmire will then go on to discuss ways to deal with moral fundamentalism so that democracies can successfully address the tangled local, bioregional, and global problems that prevent our lives from becoming healthier, more just, and more sustainable. Fesmire is the author of Dewey (Routledge Press, 2015), winner of the 2015 Choice “Outstanding Academic Title” award. He is also the author of John Dewey and Moral Imagination: Pragmatism in Ethics (Indiana University Press, 2003) and the winner of the 2005 Choice “Outstanding Academic Title” award. In addition, Fesmire is the editor of the Oxford Handbook of Dewey (Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2017) and is preparing a manuscript titled Ecological Imagination: Essays in Pragmatism, Ethics, and Education. He was a 2009 Fulbright Scholar at Kyoto University and Kobe University in Japan, a 2015-16 visiting scholar at Dartmouth College, and a 2016 fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. “Beyond teaching practical career-related knowledge, Husson University is committed to education that helps us better understand ourselves and our society,” said Dr. Patricia Bixel, dean of the College of Science and Humanities. “In the face of global warming and serious partisan division, we struggle to address environmental problems. Perhaps a more pragmatic approach can help us make progress toward solving some of these issues.” If you would like more information about the upcoming presentation, or if you need to talk to someone about special arrangement or accommodations, please contact Cliff Guthrie, professor of ethics and humanities at guthriec(at)husson(dot)edu or 207 941-7760. For more than 100 years, Husson University has prepared future leaders to handle the challenges of tomorrow through innovative undergraduate and graduate degrees. With a commitment to delivering affordable classroom, online and experiential learning opportunities, Husson University has come to represent superior value in higher education. Our Bangor campus and off-campus satellite education centers in Southern Maine, Wells, and Northern Maine provide advanced knowledge in business; health and education; pharmacy studies; science and humanities; as well as communication. In addition, Husson University has a robust adult learning program. For more information about educational opportunities that can lead to personal and professional success, visit Husson.edu.


News Article | February 15, 2017
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Husson University and the law firm of Eaton Peabody announced today that their second workshop in the Smart Business Seminar Series would be focusing on management and formalizing the decision-making process. The seminar will be at the Richard E. Dyke Center for Family Business on the Bangor, Maine campus of Husson University on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. “When small business owners launch their companies, they often begin operating in an informal format. As the business grows and prospers, owners need to create a framework where others assume responsibility for meeting organizational goals for short and long term success,” says Husson University College of Business Dean Marie Hansen, JD., PhD. “This seminar will help small business owners better understand how to create a process that streamlines decision-making by defining roles and procedures. This in turn, drives efficiency and accountability within businesses, while empowering employees.” The first is Eric Marshall, Of Counsel at Eaton Peabody. Marshall’s practice focuses on new business formation, debt and equity financing, business acquisitions, cooperative ventures, and general commercial contracting. He works with start-up companies, family-owned businesses, and divisions of global corporations. He enjoys diving into the competitive dynamics of his clients’ industries, and collaborating with business managers and owners to guide and execute business strategies. Joining Marshall will be Lee Speronis, JD, CHE, CHIA, Director of School of Hospitality, Sport, and Tourism Management at Husson University’s College of Business. Speronis received his law degree from Stetson University and worked as an attorney in Florida in various capacities for over ten years. He was an area director for a major restaurant company in metropolitan New York before moving to Bangor with his family where he became an award winning managing/partner at one of the area's premier restaurants. Speronis served as the board chair of the Bangor Convention and Visitor’s Bureau from 2013-2015 and became the chair of the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce in 2017. He is also a member of the Friends of the Maine Center, the group that led the effort for a new arena/convention center to be built in Bangor. "Working alongside Husson University on this series of seminars has been a pleasure. We were very pleased with the turnout at our first seminar in October, covering Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs). The seminars provide practical and pertinent information which is reflective of the services we regularly provide to our clients," says Gretchen Jones, chair of Eaton Peabody’s Business Practice Group. "We hope that with these seminars, we will provide valuable insight to local businesses and business people to help them address the critical issues and questions they face in order to foster their continued growth and success" On May 17, 2017, the Smart Business Seminar Series will return to the Richard E. Dyke Center for Family Business with a workshop on “Shareholder/Limited Liability Corporation Agreements and Member Agreements.” Eaton Peabody presenters will include David Austin, managing partner and Dan Pittman, shareholder. Pittman’s presentation will focus on tax considerations associated with these agreements. A continental breakfast will be available at each seminar. Individuals interested in registering for the upcoming seminar in February or the one in May should contact Nate Levesque via email at nlevesque(at)eatonpeabody(dot)com. The seminars are free and open to the public. Founded in 1939, Eaton Peabody is a community-based law firm with over 50 attorneys serving New England and Atlantic Canada from offices in Augusta, Bangor, Brunswick, Ellsworth, and Portland. The firm offers broad legal expertise through a variety of focused practice groups led by some of Maine’s leading attorneys. For more information, visit eatonpeabody.com. For more than 100 years, Husson University has prepared future leaders to handle the challenges of tomorrow through innovative undergraduate and graduate degrees. With a commitment to delivering affordable classroom, online and experiential learning opportunities, Husson University has come to represent superior value in higher education. Our Bangor campus and off-campus satellite education centers in Southern Maine, Wells, and Northern Maine provide advanced knowledge in business; health and education; pharmacy studies; science and humanities; as well as communication. In addition, Husson University has a robust adult learning program. For more information about educational opportunities that can lead to personal and professional success, visit Husson.edu.


News Article | December 28, 2016
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Heard of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the NASDAQ Composite, and the S&P 500? Well make room investors, there’s a new index in town. Husson University’s College of Business, the largest college of business in Maine, has created the Husson Stock Index. Developed by students in conjunction with School of Business and Management Associate Professor J. Douglas Wellington, JD, LLM, the index tracks and analyzes 28 companies that have an effect on Maine’s economy. “The companies in this price-weighted index are either based in Maine or have an influence on our state’s economy through employment, the number of consumers they serve, or their overall presence,” says Wellington. “When combined with analysis, this measurement tool provides students with a better understanding of Maine’s business climate.” The Husson Stock Index was initially proposed and developed by Marie Heath when she was a student at Husson University. Today, Heath is a finance manager in the University’s Office of Financial Services. Calculated by students on a weekly basis when classes are in session, the index provides both a numerical benchmark and an opportunity for understanding market movement. Students can look at current events and determine the impact these had on the stock valuations. The analysis becomes part of an educational experience where students increase their understanding of stocks and why their prices fluctuate. “Calculating stock indexes, conducting analysis, and generating reports is an outstanding way to provide students with experiential learning,” says College of Business Dean Dr. Marie Hansen. “This is another example of how Husson University helps ensure that our graduates are work ready on day one.” The Husson Stock Index is published on the University’s website each week during the school year. To see the index, visit Husson.edu/College-of-Business/Publications-From-the-COB/Maine-Stock-Index. For more than 100 years, Husson University has prepared future leaders to handle the challenges of tomorrow through innovative undergraduate and graduate degrees. With a commitment to delivering affordable classroom, online and experiential learning opportunities, Husson University has come to represent superior value in higher education. Our Bangor campus and off-campus satellite education centers in Southern Maine, Wells, and Northern Maine provide advanced knowledge in business; health and education; pharmacy studies; science and humanities; as well as communication. In addition, Husson University has a robust adult learning program. For more information about educational opportunities that can lead to personal and professional success, visit Husson.edu.


News Article | February 15, 2017
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Husson University announced today that it would be featuring a multimedia art and science gallery installation by Krisanne Baker at the Robert E. White Gallery in Peabody Hall on its Bangor, Maine campus. The opening reception for the exhibition will take place on Thursday, February 9, 2017 from 4 – 5:30 p.m. and will begin with an artist talk by Baker. Prior to the opening, Baker will be spending time in classes where she will share her insights with Husson students as a visiting artist. The gallery installation will be on display until March 31, 2017. “The concept of entropy, or the spiraling process of things falling apart, and the way our culture continues to layer refuse conversely inspires my work toward sustainability in our environment and culture,” said Baker. “By engaging the viewer in an internal dialogue on the results of unsustainable cultural practices, my work explores a theme of regeneration; or how we might reverse entropic situations into those that emphasize renewal or sustainable growth. I like to call this new term ‘regenerentropic.’ The meaning of my multi-media work is not embodied solely by the objects, but by the idea that we need to improve and care for our ecologies. In addition, I want to begin a dialogue and inspire action between the work and the viewing public.” Baker grew up on Cape Cod sailing the waters of New England with her father. Her love for the ocean and our connection to it as the basis of life is evident in the digital video ‘Upstream to Downstream (In Our Bloodstreams).’ She received training as a painter at the Rhode Island School of Design in 1982. This was where she first encountered video production. Baker’s graduate work at the Vermont College of Fine Arts combined her love for the natural environment with her art. Today, she is an ecological art activist. Her multi-media sculptures, drawings, and digital media works are specifically concerned with the sustainability of water quality, availability, and the rights of all creatures on this water planet. Baker has lived and worked on the coast of Maine for over 20 years. “We are honored to have an artist of Krisanne Baker’s caliber exhibiting at the Robert E. White Gallery,” said Kathi J. Smith, an assistant professor at Husson University’s College of Science and Humanities and gallery coordinator. “Her work reminds us of both the power and beauty contained in the natural world, along with our responsibilities as custodians of this planet to protect and ensure the ongoing sustainability of the environment. We aim to introduce students to the places where science and art meet, and to develop conversation across curriculums.” Additional work by Baker can be seen at krisannebaker.com. Artists with connections to Maine who work in every possible medium including watercolors, still lifes, oil paintings, pastels, sculptures, acrylics, photographs and printmaking, are featured at the Robert E. White Gallery. With a new show approximately every 10 weeks, the gallery provides students with a glimpse at how regional artists express themselves, giving them added insight into the place where they've chosen to go to school. The newly developed visiting artist program invites artists into the classroom to engage students in opportunities for experiential learning. The gallery was established in 1992 and named for, and endowed by, Husson alumnus and former Board of Trustee Chair Robert E. White '65. The Robert E. White Gallery is free and open to the public, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or by appointment. It is located in Peabody Hall on the campus of Husson University at 1 College Circle, Bangor, ME. For additional information contact: 207-941-7004 or email RobertEWhiteGallery(AT)husson(DOT)edu. For more than 100 years, Husson University has prepared future leaders to handle the challenges of tomorrow through innovative undergraduate and graduate degrees. With a commitment to delivering affordable classroom, online and experiential learning opportunities, Husson University has come to represent superior value in higher education. Our Bangor campus and off-campus satellite education centers in Southern Maine, Wells, and Northern Maine provide advanced knowledge in business; health and education; pharmacy studies; science and humanities; as well as communication. In addition, Husson University has a robust adult learning program. For more information about educational opportunities that can lead to personal and professional success, visit Husson.edu.


News Article | February 15, 2017
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Nashville puppet mastermind Brian Hull, director of the Nashville Public Library's Wishing Chair Productions and puppet designer, is bringing his puppet play “Kaytek the Wizard,” based on Janusz Korczak's book, to the Gracie Theatre for two performances on Friday, February 10, 2017. The original book, written in 1933, was translated from Polish to English in 2012. Set in the city of Warsaw, the story revolves around Kaytek, a mischievous schoolboy who wants to become a wizard and is surprised to discover that he’s able to perform magic spells and change reality. He begins to lead a double life: a powerful wizard in the dress of an ordinary boy. The book is often compared to the "Harry Potter" series. “This is the first time we are presenting a show geared toward children ages 9 and older,” said Jeri Misler, managing director of the Gracie Theatre. “Our show is perfect for children or grandchildren who like stories about magic and wizards. Public, private and home school groups should also take the opportunity to see this unique presentation, especially the daytime performance.” There will be a question and answer session with the master puppeteer, following this hour-long multi-media show with music. Scriptwriter and master puppeteer Brian Hull felt compelled to develop this tale because of its appeal to mature audiences ages 10 and older and its message. "Kaytek has more power than he knows how to use," Hull said during a rehearsal of the play. "It’s a lesson for all of us. Everyone has more power than they understand." The story revolves around a troubled child by the name of Kaytek. When he first gains his powers, he wreaks havoc on his classroom by turning ink into water and making flies attack the teacher. His experiences and the results of his actions teach him the importance of responsibility. In addition to puppets, the performance creates a magical atmosphere through a dynamic soundtrack and film projected on the screen behind the performers. The characters even sing songs. Hull’s friend and local songwriter Sarah Hart composed the music. Projections weave animation of Kaytek and his shenanigans, images of Warsaw, and footage of a puppet Korczak writing the story. Korczak, the author of the book on which the show is based, spent his life helping troubled children. He ran an orphanage that cared for over 200 young people. When the Nazis took over Poland, he refused to leave the children and died in an internment camp. Janusz Korczak was Jewish and was a significant hero of the Holocaust. Performances of the puppet play will be Friday, February 10, 2017 with shows at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. As a community service, Husson University is offering tickets to the 11 a.m. show for only $2. The 11 am performance is free to all Husson students, staff, faculty, and members of their families. Tickets for the 7 p.m. show are currently on sale from $10.00-$15.00. To reserve tickets, call the Gracie Theatre box office at 207.941.7888 or visit http://www.gracietheatre.com. Group rates are also available for the 7 p.m. evening show. This show is another example of the slate of exciting entertainment that the Gracie Theatre is bringing to Bangor over the next five months. Information about other upcoming performances is available on the theatre’s website, Facebook page, or by calling the box office. Completed in October of 2009, the Gracie Theatre is Husson University's center for the fine and performing arts. This beautiful 500-seat theatre is quickly earning a reputation as one of Maine’s premier performance venues. In addition, The Gracie also serves as a learning platform for students from the New England School of Communications in digital audio, sound mixing, set design and construction, lighting, acting and electronics. For more than 100 years, Husson University has prepared future leaders to handle the challenges of tomorrow through innovative undergraduate and graduate degrees. With a commitment to delivering affordable classroom, online and experiential learning opportunities, Husson University has come to represent superior value in higher education. Our Bangor campus and off-campus satellite education centers in Southern Maine, Wells, and Northern Maine provide advanced knowledge in business; health and education; pharmacy studies; science and humanities; as well as communication. In addition, Husson University has a robust adult learning program. For more information about educational opportunities that can lead to personal and professional success, visit Husson.edu.


News Article | February 15, 2017
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More than 300 students from Husson University, will participate in the Fifth Annual Interprofessional Evening of Conversation on February 23, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Gracie Theatre. This event, structured in a manner similar to “grand rounds,” features a simulated case presentation with an actor portraying a patient with a health condition. Students observe the case presentation and then engage in small group interprofessional discussions in which they talk about the care of the “patient.” This year’s actor will portray a patient with an opioid addiction and other problems. Students observing the “patient” and discussing her care include aspiring professionals majoring in physical therapy, occupational therapy, pharmacy, healthcare studies, education, graduate counseling, along with those pursuing bachelor’s and graduate nursing degrees. Twenty-five faculty facilitators help engage the more than 300 Husson students participating in this event. Husson University is one of only a few institutions of higher education in Maine using this cutting-edge method of education for their healthcare and education programs. Once completed, it is expected that the students from the various healthcare and education disciplines will have gained insight into identifying the roles and responsibilities of the various disciplines, and using interprofessional communication skills to discuss potential plans of action to improve patients’ outcomes. “For a significant number of our students, the “Evening of Conversation” is the first experience these future professionals will have with patient-focused interprofessional activity,” says Dr. Peg Olson, PhD, PT, NCS, a faculty member in Husson University’s School of Physical Therapy. “Being effective in today’s team-oriented healthcare delivery system requires professionals who can exchange information, listen, and work with others who possess expertise in a variety of disciplines. Students do this best when they learn about, with, and from students of two or more different professions!” Communication is an important key to maximizing patient outcomes and eliminating medical errors. Interprofessional teamwork has been credited with improved health care experiences. In fact, this process has led to 50 percent reductions in both adverse patient outcomes and the average length of intensive care, a dramatic decrease in the clinical error rate, and lowering the per capita cost of health care, all while increasing in the professional satisfaction of those employed in health care fields.[1] Continuing to educate aspiring healthcare and education professionals in the importance of good communication can help improve the health of millions of Americans. For more than 100 years, Husson University has prepared future leaders to handle the challenges of tomorrow through innovative undergraduate and graduate degrees. With a commitment to delivering affordable classroom, online and experiential learning opportunities, Husson University has come to represent superior value in higher education. Our Bangor campus and off-campus satellite education centers in Southern Maine, Wells, and Northern Maine provide advanced knowledge in business; health and education; pharmacy studies; science and humanities; as well as communication. In addition, Husson University has a robust adult learning program. For more information about educational opportunities that can lead to personal and professional success, visit Husson.edu. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ {1} “Agents of C.A.R.E.: Health care disciplines team up through interprofessional education (IPE) to tackle the challenges of the future”, Ohio Northern University, http://www.onu.edu/features/57325

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